Dixie Hummingbirds, The

The Dixie Hummingbirds

Also known as Dixie Humming Birds, Dixie Hummingbirds
Members of Dixie Hummingbirds, The: Beachey Thompson, Ira Tucker, James Davis, James Walker (6), William Bobo
This performer (group) in the Internet: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Dixie_Hummingbirds, http://afgen.com/hummingbirds.html, http://www.vocalgroup.org/inductees/dixie_hummingbirds.html

Discography of Dixie Hummingbirds, The:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Loves Me Like A Rock 2 Audio 1973 CBS
2 Loves Me Like A Rock 2 Audio 1973 Columbia
3 He Cares For Me / God's Goodness 2 Audio 1961 Peacock Records
4 Loves Me Like A Rock 2 Audio 1973 CBS
5 Wonderful To Be Alive 9 Audio 1976 Peacock Records
6 Precious Lord 10 Audio Harlem Hitparade
7 Diamond Jubilation 11 Audio 2003 Treasure Records
8 The Best Of The Dixie Hummingbirds 12 Audio 1980
9 Prayer For The Sick / You Don't Have Nothing 2 Audio 1966 Peacock Records
10 A Christian Testimonial 12 Audio 1981 MCA Records
11 A Christian Testimonial 26 Audio 2010 Shout! Records
12 In The Morning 12 Audio 1962-08-00 Peacock Records
13 Every Day And Every Hour 12 Audio 1981
14 Prayer For Peace 12 Audio 1964 Peacock Records
15 A Christian Testimonial 12 Audio 1959 Peacock Records
16 Somebody Is Lying 2 Audio 1972 Peacock Records
17 Loves Me Like A Rock 2 Audio 1973 Columbia
18 The Gentlemen Of Song 12 Audio 1967 Peacock Records
19 We Love You Like A Rock 10 Audio 1973 Peacock Records
20 Sixteen Great Performances 16 Audio 1975 ABC Records
21 God Is Going To Get Tired / Don't Let Me Fall 2 Audio 1969 Peacock Records
22 Moving On 8 Audio 1980 Gospel Roots
23 Every Day And Every Hour 12 Audio 1965 Peacock Records
24 Move On Up A Little Higher 2 Audio HOB
25 I Don't Know Why (I Have To Cry Sometime) 2 Audio 1958 Peacock Records
26 Your Good Deeds 2 Audio 1967 Peacock Records
27 Poor Pilgrim Of Sorrow 2 Audio 1955 Peacock Records
28 Loves Me Like A Rock 2 Audio 1973 CBS
29 Loves Me Like A Rock 2 Audio 1973 CBS
30 Loves Me Like A Rock / Learn How To Fall 2 Audio 1973 CBS
31 Loves Me Like A Rock 2 Audio 1973 CBS
32 Platinum Gospel Collection 12 Audio 2013-03-12 Sonorous Entertainment Inc.
33 Loves Me Like A Rock 2 Audio 1973 Columbia
34 The Dixie Hummingbirds Live 11 Audio 1977 ABC Peacock
35 Jesus Children Of America 4 Audio Peacock Records
36 Christian Testimonial / Will The Lord Be With Me? 2 Audio 1954 Peacock Records
37 Music In The Air - 70th Anniversary Celebration 14 Audio 1999 Platinum Entertainment, Inc.
38 The Best Of The Dixie Hummingbirds 12 Audio 1991 MCA Special Products


Legendary gospel group founded in 1928 by 12 year old [a=James Davis] and his classmates. It became famous when [a=Ira Tucker] became its lead singer in 1938 and the group signed with Decca Records, ushering in the hard singing style of gospel music's 1940s and 1950s golden age. The group recorded a number of albums for Peacock Records in the 1950s and 1960s.

The group performed at the integrated jazz club Cafe Society in 1942, 1966 [l=Newport Jazz Festival] and backed up [a=Paul Simon] on his 1973 hit [i]Loves Me Like A Rock[/i].

Ira Tucker sang with the group unti he died in 2008 from heart disease but the "Birds" still perform with new members Tucker guided until his death.


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